Spin City (1996–2002)

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In this sitcom, Charlie, who takes Mike Flaherty's place in later years, is the Deputy-Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media.

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 Paul Lassiter (145 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Carter Heywood / ... (145 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Stuart Bondek (145 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Mayor Randall M. Winston Jr. / ... (145 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Mike Flaherty (103 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Nikki Faber (99 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 James Hobert (97 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Janelle Cooper / ... (90 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Caitlin Moore (71 episodes, 1999-2002)
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In this sitcom, Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty (Fox) and his City Hall staff must stop the dim-witted Mayor (Bostwick) of New York City from embarrassing himself in front of the media and the voters. The staff consists of Caitlin Moore (Locklear) the Communications Director, Carter Haywood (Boatman) the head of Minority Affairs,Stuart Bondack (Ruck) the Chief of Staff, Paul Lassiter (Kind) the Press Secretary, James Hobert (Gaberman/Chaplin)the Mayor's Speech Writer, and Nikki Faber (Britton) accountant. In the final two seasons of the show, Mike is replaced by Charlie Crawford (Sheen). Written by Samantha Rose and Mike Boothroyd

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Seven of the main cast members also starred in Scrubs (2001). Michael J. Fox - Dr. Kevin Casey ('My Catalyst' and 'My Porcelain God'); Richard Kind - Harvey Corman ('My New Friend,' 'My Fault,' 'My Malpractical Decision,' and 'My Female Trouble'); Barry Bostwick - Mr. Randolph ('My Dirty Secret'); Michael Boatman - Ron Laver ('My Roommates'); Alexander Chaplin/Gaberman - Sam Thompson ('My Moment of Un-Truth,' 'My Rite of Passage,' 'My Scrubs'); Heather Locklear - Julie Keaton ('My First Step' and 'My Fruit Cups') and Alan Ruck - Mr. Bragin ('My Lucky Day'). See more »

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Stuart: If that woman ever shows her face again, I will unleash a punishment upon her she cannot even fathom.
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Works because of the characters and their interactions...
18 November 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Spin City works primarily because of great characters and their interactions and chemistry. I haven't seen any of the new Charlie Sheen episodes, but I saw the Michael J. Fox episodes, and they were quite good. I love Barry Bostwick as the mayor, and how he basically acts like a child.

In Michael J. Fox's last episode, everyone started crying, and you could tell they weren't fake tears. They were real. It wasn't because he was leaving because he was tired of the show. It was because he had Parkinsons disease.

I've always liked Michael J. Fox, because I always thought he had a strong screen presence, especially in Back To the Future. He wasn't one of those stuck up guys. He knew he was short and funny. Now he has moved on to animation films like Stuart Little, but I will always remember his goodbyes from Family Ties, up to the emotional goodbye on Spin City, as he ran out on stage, and the camera picked up one last image of him waving to the audience.


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